Where to Stay in Malacca
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Malacca
One of Malaysia’s most popular tourist destinations, Malacca’s landscape is a beautiful blend of colonial architecture and atmospheric Chinese shop-house fronts. Best known as the birthplace of the Peranakan heritage, the city is a popular stopover for local foodies intent on sampling its authentic Nyonya cuisine. Founded in the 15th century, Malacca’s a small city and the main city centre, Malacca Town sees the most tourist action. This area of town plays host to the most sightseeing attractions and also houses the only banks, fast food joints, restaurants and bars. Meanwhile, Jonker Street is Malacca’s most popular avenue – it used to play host to a strip of antique stores and these days its best known for the famous Jonker Walk Night Market that takes place every Friday and Saturday night. Accommodation prices in Malacca are higher than in other Malaysian towns – lodgings in Malacca City range from budget deals to mid range ventures. Meanwhile Jonker Street plays host to a variety of cut-price rumah tumpangan (guesthouses) and beautifully restored, Peranakan-inspired boutique ventures.